Macaroni and Cheese Cups

These Macaroni and Cheese Cups are super fun to eat and best of all- portable!!

Macaroni and Cheese Cups -baking macaroni and cheese in a muffin tin makes them fun to eat and best of all- portable! | www.countrysidecravings.com

Hi everyone!  Guess what, we finally have our power back on!  We lost power Wednesday morning due to the blizzard and we finally got it back last night at 11:30.

You know, a person doesn’t realize how much they need it until it’s gone.  But I think that is true with anything.

Macaroni and Cheese Cups -baking macaroni and cheese in a muffin tin makes them fun to eat and best of all- portable! | www.countrysidecravings.com

Luckily, we have a gas stove and we were able to use it to cook.  We had hot chocolate, soup, grilled cheese…. you know easy things you can make on your stove top.  🙂

The kids all ran around tried to run around in about 15 extra layers of clothes, which was pretty entertaining!  See, who needs social media and the internet and tv and all that stuff to have a good time!

My dad also gave each of the kiddos a flashlight at Christmas so they were in full use these past two days.

Macaroni and Cheese Cups -baking macaroni and cheese in a muffin tin makes them fun to eat and best of all- portable! | www.countrysidecravings.com

So, a little about these macaroni and cheese cups.

First off, I was really wishing I could have made these when we didn’t have any power because they are so fun and cute.  But we resorted to regular mac and cheese.

Second, bacon.  You guys bacon takes these to the next level.  I mean what’s not to love about bacon+cheese+carbs?!?  Oh and I threw in some peas for good measure.  🙂

Third, crispy edges.  If you are like me and a lover of those crispy edges then you must make these little nuggets of gold.  Plus, they are easy to pick up and eat with your hands making them perfect party food!!

Macaroni and Cheese Cups
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
27 mins
Total Time
42 mins
 
Macaroni and Cheese Cups -baking macaroni and cheese in a muffin tin makes them fun to eat and best of all- portable!
Course: Appetizer, Pasta, Snack
Servings: 12
Author: Countryside Cravings
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease or spray a 12 cup muffin tin, set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in pasta and cook for 7 minutes, DON'T OVERCOOK. Drain well. While the pasta is boiling get the remaining ingredients ready. Whisk together the milk and egg. Add to the drained pasta along with the cheddar cheese, bacon and peas. Stir until cheese is melted. Spoon in prepared muffin tin and top each with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.
Recipe Notes

These can be individually wrapped in foil and froze. Just reheat in the microwave.


 

Macaroni and Cheese Cups -baking macaroni and cheese in a muffin tin makes them fun to eat and best of all- portable! | www.countrysidecravings.com

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